Belmont 16s

Together on the water

Belmont 16s sailing club.

Destination dining, brilliant entertainment, and a place to celebrate.

Celebrate Together

A place to celebrate new memories made together on the water.

A place for generations

Supporting our community, our members and our area for over 100 years.

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Dining and bar offerings for everyone, every day on the water.

Together on the water.

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We’ve been an active part of the community for more than 100 years, and today we are proud to still be Lake Macquarie’s home of destination dining, brilliant entertainment and a place to celebrate new memories made together on the water.

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Join us for an unforgettable dining experience by the water’s edge, where good food meets breathtaking views..

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We’re not just a club; we’re a sailing community dedicated to fostering the sport from beginners to nurturing future world champions and Olympians.

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Celebrate new memories, made on the water together. Weddings, galas presentations, meetings and milestones

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All What’s On

From sailing regattas and live music to trivia and bingo, there’s something for everyone to enjoy together on the water!

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Live Entertainment

Incredible feature shows and concerts along with weekly FREE live music in our Star Lounge every Friday and Saturday night.

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Weekly raffles and regular promotions are held within our Club for Members to enjoy.

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Every time I think I’ve explored every corner of NSW possible, I discover an entirely new area I’ve yet to touch. Case in point: Lake Macquarie. It’s in the Hunter region of NSW, an hour and 45-minute drive north of Sydney and a 45-minute drive south of Newcastle.

It’s home to the largest coastal saltwater lake in the Southern Hemisphere, which covers 120 square kilometres. That’s four times the size of Sydney Harbour and allows for plenty of beaches and bays, not to mention countless waterfront venues where you can catch the sun setting over the lake with a frosty glass of wine or beer in hand.

When I recently spent a weekend in Lake Macquarie, as a guest of Visit Lake Macquarie , I based myself at Caves Coastal Bar and Bungalows , staying in a townhouse and after waking up with a morning dip in the ocean right out front, packing my days with activities, nature exploring and enjoying those sunset shows. If you’re heading to Lake Macquarie too for a weekend or even a week-long trip, ahead are some of my suggestions for what to do while you’re there.

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Grab Coffee at Mr Sister Speers Point

Go where the locals go for breakfast and a caffeine hit. Mr Sister Speers Point is a small café, a five-minute drive from Warners Bay Foreshore. Nab one of the three tables under umbrellas outside or perch yourself on a high stool, looking out at the street through bay windows.

The food menu is lean so I just had a coffee. I stayed at a table outside for a couple hours, nursing it and observing how locals spend their Saturday mornings in Lake Macquarie.

Take an Aerobatic Flight With Matt Hall Racing

If you’ve done sky diving or bungee jumping and are looking for the next adrenaline hit, you’re in the right place at Lake Macquarie. It’s home to Matt Hall Racing , which lets you enjoy stunts like barrel rolls, tumbling end-over-end and speeds of 370+ km/ph. The experience was designed by Matt Hall, a Red Bull Air Race World Champion, and performed by his highly disciplined team of former RAAF and aerobatic pilots.

I’m not going to lie: I screamed like a baby every time we did a stunt. But you only do whatever you’re comfortable doing — the pilot asks for permission before every stunt.

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Learn to Sail on a Lake Macquarie Sailing Tours

Experience Lake Macquarie from the water with Lake Macquarie Sailing Tours . Tours run in the mornings and afternoons and can be tailored to suit preferences and budgets. All tours run with a maximum of four guests. Trips leave from Summerland Point Reserve with the option to anchor off Pulbah Island, where you can swim. A food platter and non-alcoholic drinks are included.

I spent most of the tour sprawled out on the boat’s deck, soaking in the sun, but also found time to swim in the lake and tuck into some cheese and crackers. The tour owner even had a carrot cake with my name written on it in frosting. It was a sweet touch!

Catch Sunset at Tinta

Forget long lunches, with the sunsets so stunning in Lake Macquarie, it’s about the long dinners here. Grab a terrace table at Tinta Belmont and watch the orange ball slowly drop into the lake. The venue was renovated in 2021 after a fire ravaged parts of it — now, it’s modern and minimalist, with a sun-drenched deck lined with tables that look out over the water.

On the menu, you’ll find share plates of seafood and meat, with some veggie options, like burrata with heirloom tomato and miso-glazed eggplant thrown in. Arrive just before sundown and you’ll be treated to the restaurant beautifully lit by golden hour.

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Jetboat With Jetbuzz Watersports

Mix adrenaline with getting out on the water, and you’ll get Jetbuzz Watersports . The company’s been around since 2006 and is the only jet boat operator in NSW to offer ocean rides on jet boats. Choose your adventure — Thrill Ride, Ocean Extreme or a simple boat or kayak hire — and then embark at Jetbuzz’s dock at Lorikeet Loop. The Ocean Extreme trip takes 12 people and runs for roughly an hour, taking you into a sea cave, depending on weather conditions.

Watch the Boats at Lake Macquarie Yacht Club

While anywhere along the lake is a great spot to watch the sunset, it’s special to catch it at Lake Macquarie Yacht Club in Belmont, with the sun’s rays dancing on the top of the sails. Grab a table at Crusoe’s on the Lake , the club’s restaurant that spills onto a winding deck. Crusoe’s is known for its seafood, but it’s got veggie options too, like a veggie penne and green beans and salad sides that I tucked into.

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Lake Macquarie Yacht Club

Things to do belmont , lake macquarie , new south wales.

Sitting out on the lake in Belmont Bay, you simply cannot get a more waterfront location than the rustically charming Lake Macquarie Yacht Club.

The club is fully equipped will all the facilities the sailing members, social members and visitors may need.

The venue has a bar, restaurant, function areas, a deck overlooking the lake, a marina and much more.

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Enjoy a drink on the deck overlooking the beautiful lake and marina

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EAST COAST NSW

Sailing east coast of nsw.

Key Points: 1: Yacht based at Empire Marina at Marmong Point 2: Flexible usage and freedom to explore 3:  Full technical support service with YSM and TR Marine Services in the Empire Marina 4: One-way deliveries between all these ports can be arranged. The Empire Marina at Marmong Point is the home port for Halyna during the southern cruising season.  Lake Macquarie itself is twice the size of Sydney Harbour and is a superb cruising experience. Access to a variety of restaurants, good swimming and bush walking add to your holiday activities. Just North of Lake Macquarie the redeveloped port of Newcastle has a lively waterfront and ready access to the Hunter Valley wine, food and entertainment. On to Port Stephens where Yacht Share Mariner owners have reciprocal access to the Soldiers Point Marina and its excellent restaurants. South of Lake Macquarie Pittwater and Sydney Harbour have little opportunity for berthing in the marinas during the summer season.

Yacht Share Mariner offers a unique experience cruising the east coast between Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens. Include the port of Newcastle, as a guest of the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club, and provides easy access to the Hunter Valley food, wine and entertainment scene.  The terminus in Nelson Bay is at the excellent Soldiers Point Marina. You need to be a member of the Halyna Bali 4.4 catamaran syndicate – with up to 40 days usage each year. The winter base is in the Whitsundays and summer in the south maximising the use of the yacht. The Bali 4.4 has all the luxury of a 5-star hotel with nearly 100 square meters of usable space on the main deck, 3 air-conditioned cabins with private en-suite facilities and two big diesel engines to keep you moving when the wind drops.  The 630-liter fridge-freezer makes catering a breeze in remote overnight stays in iconic destinations. Halyna will be based at the Empire Marina on Lake Macquarie for the summer but may also go to the Sydney, Pittwater area before the return to the Whitsundays next April.

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East Coast NSW Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Toronto

There is a Public Wharf available at Toronto that allows easy access to Coles and Woolworths for provisioning if needed. From Toronto, head to Croudace Bay where courtesy moorings are available. Ashore you may wish to try Bowling Club Restaurant.

Day 2 – Belmont or Gwandalan Bay

Head South to Lake Macquarie Yacht Club where there is wharfage and restaurant access. The town of Belmont is within easy walking distance. Or you can anchor in a bush setting in Gwandalan Bay, Murrays Beach. Wharfage and restaurant access available. (Limited days).

Day 3 – Trinity Point Marina or Pulbah Island

Explore the southern part of the Lake including Trinity Point Marina. Possible mooring/anchoring sites: Western side of Pt Woolsoncroft North, South and West sides of Pulbah Island Southern side of Wangi Point.

Days 4 & 5 – Wangi

Explore Wangi town, restaurants and clubs from the wharfage on the southern side of Wangi. Day walks and extended shore excursions are a couple of options.

Days 6, 7 & 8 – Newcastle (Approx. 12NM)   

Exit Lake Macquarie via Swansea Channel and sail to Newcastle. For more information on Swansea Channel click here . Follow the link below to reserve a place at the NCYC and reference Paul O’Rourke if you need additional help. Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club. https://www.ncyc.net.au/marina-information/ Check out the Hunter Lifestyle magazine to see what you can easily access from NCYC.

Day 9 – Port Stephens (Approx. 27NM)

Sail to Port Stephens, Nelson Bay. Anchor overnight in Fingal Bay near Shark Island.

Day 10 – Port Stephens

Continue into Port Stephens or explore the offshore islands of Port Stephens. Once in Nelson Bay/Port Stephens you have reciprocal rights with the Soldiers Point Marina through ECLAT (East Coast Luxury Aquatic Travellers Club). ECLAT has 4 marinas on the east coast of NSW, including Darling Harbour, Bobbin Head in Pittwater, Lake Macquarie and Soldiers Point Port Stephens. They work together to offer various services to yachties.

Please ensure you contact the Lake Macquarie Marina office directly to reserve your space in any other ECLAT facility.

Days 12 & 13 – Port Stephens

Enjoy all that Port Stephens has to offer: Bushwalks ashore, restaurants, flatwater sailing and friendly people.

Day 13 – Lake Macquarie

Sail back to Lake Macquarie or organise your turnaround with the next user to occur in Port Stephens.

If you do organise your turnaround to take place anywhere other than your primary Marina Lake Macquarie, please notify YSM as soon as possible as we need time to ensure that linen etc is available.

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Our mouth watering menu offers a variety of dining options to ensure there is something to impress everyone. We serve the traditional ‘pub fare’ with a couple of twists and also have a range of share platter options, which are great for groups enjoying a drink on the deck.

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We are passionate about food

At Crusoe’s we love the food we create and are convinced that you’ll be able to taste that when you try any dish from our menu. We change the menu seasonally to ensure variety and quality. Be not only our guest – be our critic and share with us what you think!

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Delicious seafood

We are working to create a new delicious Seafood Platter for you. Coming soon!  (pre-order recommended, limited supply only, member discounts do not apply).

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Cafe Tapas Menu

Are you after a delicious snack? Tapas? We love food and love serving our tapas crowd pleasers. And if you’d like to come back for more, you can always go for our main menu.

At the moment we are creating a new Tapas Menu – will be arriving soon!

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We Cater For Your Event

Crusoe’s can cater for your event in one of the many function spaces with specific function menus that can be tailored to suit your needs. We cater for birthdays, weddings, anniversary dinners, Christmas parties, wakes and much more. A function coordinator will liaise with you directly to ensure the smooth running of your event.  Contact  Cordelia at Lake Macquarie Yacht Club today to enquire about your next event.

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Club Events

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Wedding Open Day 2024

Your chance to experience our multi award-winning waterfront wedding venue! View our on-water Ceremony Deck, and our Waterfront Marquee, and meet the team who will make your wedding dreams come true!

Free entry. Sparkling wine & canapés on arrival. Exclusive discounts. Local wedding vendors. This is the perfect way to start planning your big day.

Date: Sunday 30 th June, 11am – 2pm Location: Waterfront Marquee, Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, 9 Ada Street Belmont Cost: FREE ENTRY

Meet our fabulous team of local wedding professionals:

  • Joined By Jeff Marriage Celebrant/DJ/MC
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